Friday, April 20, 2018

10 Cards 1 Kit | Creative Escape Papercrafting | April Fully Loaded Kit | Part 1

Hi guys! Well, today I'm posting my very first Design Team video for Creative Escape Papercrafting! Every other month, I'll be featuring one of their fantastic Fully Loaded Kits. The cards I'm showing you in this post are from the April Fully Loaded Kit. I have five cards in this video and will do a follow-up video shortly with cards 6-10.

This kit is full of wonderful products that will get your creative juices flowing. The main features are 12 sheets of 6 x 8 specialty card stock from the Maggie Holmes Flourish Collection but also included are the Flourish Collection's 48 piece ephemera kit, a 12 x 12 cut apart sheet, a wood frame and several mini tassels. Also included are two wonderful stamp sets, a Lawn Fawn Spring Sprig die set, a bottle of Nuvo Crystal drops, 2 small wood frames, 5 small wood hearts, assorted printed tags, 7 8 1/2" x 11" card stock, 5 yards of ribbon and two white fancy tags. One of the best parts of this kit is a small baggie of Nuvo Rose Gold Gilding Flakes. I have had SO MUCH fun with these flakes and two of the cards in my video utilize them. To see a complete list of products in this fantastic kit, please visit their WEB SITE.

Here is the video for my first five cards. Click directly HERE or click on the YouTube thumbnail to launch the video.

Thanks so much for spending some time with me today. I hope you have had a great week and I'll see you again on Saturday.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Unboxing | Creative Escape Paper Company | April 2018 Fully Loaded Kit

Hello! I have a great video for you today of the unboxing of the awesome April Fully Loaded Kit from Creative Escape Papercrafting. The kit is packed to the max with great brands that are popular right now. Please go to their site to order it. They also have lots of other products you can buy from Lawn Fawn, Avery Elle and other popular brands.

Here's just a sampling of the great products in this kit:
Vintage Artistry Stamp Set from 49 and Market
Only You stamp set from the Heidi Swap Magnolia Jane Collection
Lawn Fawn Spring Sprig die set
12 sheets of 6" x 8" paper from Maggie Holmes Flourish Collection
Maggie Holmes Flourish ephemera package
Maggie Holmes Flourish mini tassels (5 and colors will vary)
Maggie Holmes Flourish wood frame
Maggie Holmes Flourish 12 x 12 cut apart sheet
Rose Gold Nuvo Flakes (3" x 2" bag)
7 heavy duty 8.5 x 11 card stock sheets
5 yards of ribbon
.....and so much more!

Before I go, I wanted to also show you the fantastic Flourish paper collection included in this kit too. It is really beautiful!

Here's the unboxing video. You can click on THE LINK or on the YouTube thumbnail below.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you'll go check out this kit. I'll be back soon with a 10 Cards 1 Kit video so you can get some ideas on how to use this spectacular kit.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Happy Llama Trails To You!

Good morning! I hope the week has been treating you well so far. Today I'm sharing a couple projects  made with three dies from the new Llamas and Botanicals collection from CottageCutz. This release contains thirteen new dies full of llamas, cacti and beautiful traditional birds and fauna. If you haven't noticed, Llamas, cacti and desert images are very popular right now and of course The Scrapping Cottage has lived up to the challenge with some adorable images in that theme in this release. Please check all the new dies out at the store. They are 25% off for a limited time so head on over to make your selections if you love llamas and the desert trends!

There are many beautiful traditional bird and fauna dies too in this collection so there's sure to be something you like. In fact, here is a card I made for the CottageCutz blog that features the traditional Dogwood branch. I used watercolor and shaped the flowers and leaves. I cut a window in the front of the A2 sized card and placed the die cut on the plain white card stock inside. I like the dramatic difference in colors. It sorta makes my heart skip a beat the same way it does when I notice the first flowers of the season bloom in all their glory!

So getting back to the llama, I chose to feature the Traveling Llama die with all his luggage and cute jaunty hat at the top of his load. I can't say I understand the llama trend completely but I can tell you I've fallen in love with this little character. He is so cute and detailed with all his colorful bags, saddle and harnesses. I want to reach out and give him a hug!

To give the llama more dimension I put a layer of foam tape under his saddle and the three bags. The middle blue case is on two layers of foam tape which gives the impression that it provides a platform for the final bag. To give him motion, I used an action wobble so that he trots as he goes on his merry way. He's a traveling llama after all!

To enhance the desert look, I used the Potted Cactus die cuts on both the front and inside of the card for extra fun. The cactus images are also very cute and easy to put together. I chose not to use the pots for them since the idea was that the llama was traveling and that means cactus in the ground, not in pots.

Please visit the CottageCutz YouTube channel to see this little llama in action! I show the coloring and how to piece these dies together which is helpful if you're not sure where all the pieces go. You can either click on THIS LINK or click on the video thumbnail below.

Thanks and Happy Trails To You!


Dies Used For This Card:

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Creative Escape Papercrafting - 10 Cards Revealed Part 2

Card 6
Hi guys! Today I'm showing cards 6-10 plus a bonus project made with the March Amazing Value from Creative Escape Papercrafting.

Card 7
Card 8

I had so much fun with this kit. The next kit I'll be showing from this CEP is the April Fully Loaded kit. I cannot wait to get started with this one. I've seen some sneak peaks of the contents and it is loaded with gorgeous things. I hope you stop by again when I post the unboxing and a 10 Cards - 1 Kit video. In that video, I'll show you how to make 10 cards rather than just the finished cards.
Card 9
Card 10
Bonus - Home Decor Frame

Please visit my channel to see the cards I made that features the Carta Bell Spring Market Collection and a Sizzix Framelits set called Just for You. You can't go wrong making anything with these two products as your main feature. Click on THIS LINK or click below to see the video of cards 6-10.

If you want to see a full unboxing and my previous 5 cards, go to my channel or click on previous posts in this blog. In the unboxing, I show another card made with the kit so in total I made 11 cards plus the home decor frame. Not bad!

Thanks so much for joining me! I so appreciate each and every one of you! Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

10 Cards Made with 1 Kit - Creative Escape Papercrafting - Amazing Value Kit - March 2018 - Part 1

Hi everyone! Well, I'm back today with the first 5 cards I made using the Creative Escape Papercrafting kit for March. It's called the Amazing Value kit and you can subscribe to receive monthly or bi-monthly kits or you can buy them as you want each month.

I have been asked to join their Design Team so I will be showing you more Creative Escape Papercrafting kits very soon. I will be presenting tutorials for making 10 cards starting this month. To practice making 10 cards from 1 kit, I decided I had better buy one and try making 10 cards to make sure I could do it!. I am happy to report that I had a ball with it and I'm looking forward to getting my first official design team kit in a few weeks! This kit was packed with the Carta Bella Spring Market Paper Collection as well as a Sizzix Framelits set and lots of other goodies. You can see the unboxing video of the kit HERE:

In today's video, I show you the first 5 finished cards made with the kit. Don't worry. I tried my best to explain what I did so you can still follow along with me. Even if you don't have this kit, no problem. You can do similar styles with supplies in your stash. My hope is that I'll give you lots of creative ideas!

I've included 4 of the 5 card photos in this post. I have to admit that I've given my favorite one away as a thank you to someone already! You can see the missing card in the short video. I'll be back later this week with 5 more cards and a bonus item so watch for that.

Click on THIS LINK to go there directly or click on the thumbnail below:

I want to also let you know that I am trying to build up my Instagram audience. So to encourage participation, I am doing a giveaway there. Click on THIS LINK and it'll take you to my page. Follow me and comment on the photo that has GIVEAWAY on it. Just tell me what you like best about spring by Midnight on April 27th and I'll include you in a $20 gift card giveaway to the CottageCutz store. If more than 50 do so I'll give a 2nd prize away too. I'd really appreciate your help and support so I can bring you more content in the future.

Well, that's it for me today. Thanks for joining me. I so appreciate you all!


Link to the Creative Escape Papercrafting Amazing Value Kit HERE

Friday, March 30, 2018

I Wish You Easter Blessings!

Hello everyone! Today I'm celebrating the peace of Easter with this soft card dedicated to Christ during this holy season. No matter what your religion is or isn't, I wish you peace and love every day but especially during this special time of the year.

Thank you for visiting! I appreciate each and every one of you and hope you are having a great day.

Click on the photo below to go to the video or the DIRECT LINK.

This project was made with the following supplies:

1) Ornate Cross Die - CottageCutz

2) Stitched Wide Oval Frame - CottageCutz

3) Stitched Oval Set - CottageCutz

4) Peace Stamp & Cut - Hero Arts

5) Pierced Banner Layer Die - Avery Elle

Card Challenges:
Crafty Gals Challenges - Anything Goes 3/28
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #523 Add a Quote - Ends April 4

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

CAS - Rise & Shine Hello!

Hello crafty friends! Today I'm sharing a CAS (Clean & Simple) card featuring dies from the new Rise & Shine Collection and the Spring Collection. Before I forget, did you know that the Rise & Shine Collection is on sale for 25% off? Here’s the link to check out all the great breakfast and food related dies in this release: Rise & Shine Collection

So back to my card. When I first saw the Rise & Shine Collection, I was immediately attracted to the strong and colorful graphic in the Rise & Shine Phrase die. It’s big, it’s bold and it’s such a beautiful classic graphic image. I have used it today to make a hello card that will tell someone special I’m thinking about them. Since it has a farm theme, I kept the colors simple: green, craft, white, blue, red, with highlights of yellow and orange. I found that the Oval Doily and Frame die was a perfect backdrop to the die. Inside, I used the craft doily portion as the mat for the wonderful one cut Butterfly Hello die.

Today’s video is a short tutorial to show you how this card is made. I hope you’ll visit and let me know what you think. Just click on the thumbnail below or on this direct link to watch: Video Link

Thanks for checking out today’s project. It’s always fun to be here with you.


Dies used in this project:

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